Pinellas County training is getting dragged right into a ‘medieval inquisitors’ dungeon’

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Undermining training

On guide bans, Pinellas faculty leaders want a bravery lesson from college students | Feb. 17

Occasions columnist Stephanie Hayes wrote an epic rebuke to the Pinellas County College Board. College board members Daybreak Peters and Stephanie Meyer inflict their very own conspicuous prejudices on tens of 1000’s of Pinellas County college students and oldsters, who clearly need a lot, significantly better and extra from their training. Nutty quasi-seminaries and madrassas are the locations for the sex-obsessed martinet claque — not our public colleges, with their historic unifying and educating mission.

Our nationwide destiny is determined by the educating of details, together with typically bitter details, not dismembered by the mounted, ever wide-eyed and spittle-lipped manias of frenzied, narrow-minded prigs and Puritans trapped in amber. Our vaunted faculty superintendent Kevin Hendrick has already blinked decisively. At this level, Hendrick has confirmed himself deeply expendable. It’s just like the anti-fluoride ragers from the Pinellas County Fee a decade in the past have now captured our children’ training, however worse. These faculty board members will wreck our children’ training for a era if not ousted on the subsequent alternative.

These strikes undermine the standard of training that received us to the apex of energy and training on this planet, and now our college system is being dragged into some kind of medieval inquisitors’ dungeon. This have to be stopped.

Steve Douglas, St. Petersburg

Banned books are straightforward to seek out

On guide bans, Pinellas faculty leaders want a bravery lesson from college students | Feb. 17

As soon as once more, the Tampa Bay Occasions is publishing primarily articles and opinions about banning books at public faculty libraries that solely current one aspect of the story. The ban is nothing like these carried out by Nazi Germany.

As has been stated earlier than, in order for you your kids to learn any of the banned materials, go to the general public library and even kind a membership of like-minded individuals, purchase the books and share them. After which get collectively and focus on them, in case you are so inclined. Who is aware of? Perhaps it will work for the advantage of all society.

Tom Craig, Riverview

They’re coming for the kids’s classics

On guide bans, Pinellas faculty leaders want a bravery lesson from college students | Feb. 17

The madness of “wokeism” now extends to rewriting Roald Dahl’s kids’s basic “Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing unit.” Censoring from the left is not any extra professional than from the precise. Sure, dad and mom ought to have the precise to watch what books their kids learn, not what books can be found to learn. Banning books is the weapon of dictators. Authors are free to jot down and even to offend. I’m free to decide on to not learn. Disgrace on the thought police on each extremes. They’re equal threats to our democracy.

Carl L. Zielonka, Tampa

Hail a free press

On guide bans, Pinellas faculty leaders want a bravery lesson from college students | Feb. 17

I wish to thank Tampa Bay Occasions’ Stephanie Hayes for one more brave column exposing guide banning and different horrendous choices made by the DeSantis administration. We now not have many checks and balances on this state. The governor appears to regulate all three branches of presidency. Fortunately, we nonetheless have a free press the place writers like Hayes can voice the considerations that many people have.

John Bonano, Gulfport

Historic details, please

A battle over the way forward for training, civil rights | Feb. 21

Rev. Al Sharpton is correct. Historical past is truth primarily based and first sources reveal these details. Making an attempt to vary these details as a result of they’re refuted or disliked isn’t training. The one one who must be woke up to that is the GOP legislature and the Florida governor. First-class training is in danger and college students are going to pay the value with out these courses that earn them school credit score without spending a dime. Difficult curriculum creates drawback solvers and no indoctrination is concerned. Get up, governor. All I see is that you simply and the GOP are spewing “woke” ideology, not historic details.

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Carol Hess, Hudson

“Awoken” the history-challenged

Pricey Gov. Ron DeSantis:

If it weren’t for “woke” folks in American historical past — together with your Italian forbearers and people of different immigrant minorities — we’d nonetheless be dwelling in slum tenements as second-class residents.

John Kichi, Solar Metropolis Middle

The ‘free state’ of Florida?

I simply obtained a summons for jury obligation. It recommends enterprise apparel, and it says no shorts. I’m a cupboard maker and my enterprise apparel is a T-shirt and shorts and steel-toed footwear. Not permitting me to put on shorts is an infringement on my freedom. So is the minimal pay for performing jury obligation, which regularly works out to be properly under Florida’s minimal wage. Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to repair this or cease saying that Florida is a free state.

Dave Hinz, Clearwater

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